Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 3 (10312.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Occupational Therapy||Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Independently undertake an occupation-focused assessment demonstrating the appropriate cognitive, technical and creative skills required to organise and manage an occupation-focussed program;
2. Evaluate, under minimal supervision, an occupation-focussed program demonstrating the appropriate cognitive, technical and creative skills required; and
3. Apply, under minimal supervision, the theory and concepts of occupational science and occupational therapy to a specific practice area.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesMust have passed Humans as Occupational Beings 2, 10311.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, 373JA.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Period 4||31 July 2023||Internship||Ms Claire Pearce|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Period 4||05 August 2024||Internship||Ms Claire Pearce|
There are no required texts for this unit.
Different practice education placements may have specific recommended texts. The texts listed below contain information that deals with a wide range of practice areas. Students are recommended to read the specific chapters of these books that deal with the practice area in which they will be working
Brown, T, Bourke-Taylor, H., Isbel, S., Cordier, R. & Gustafsson, L. (Eds). (2021) Occupational therapy in Australia: Professional and practice issues (2nd ed.). Routledge.
Curtin, M., Adams, J., & Egan, M. (Eds). (2017). Occupational therapy for people experiencing illness, injury or impairment. (7th ed.) Elsevier Health Sciences.
Dancza, K. & Rodger, S. (2018) Implementing occupation-centred practice: A practical guide for occupational therapy pracifce learning. Routledge.
Thew, M. et al. (2011). Role emerging occupational therapy: maximising occupation focused practice. WileyBlackwell.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students must complete and submit all assessments. All assessment items will be viewed as a collective to determine when students have demonstrated the competencies required to complete the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This is an industry based placement. It is expected that students will attend normal work hours for the area they are placed for eight weeks. Combined with the work done for Canvas and Mahara sessions this should make a total of around 300 hours for this unit. It is the students responsibility to record and maintain evidence (timesheets) that they have completed the required hours for placement.
Some placements may include shift hours and weekend work. See placement options on the canvas site for specific hours for specific work sites
This Unit contains learning outcomes that are essential to meeting the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia Competency Standards (2018). Except in the case of extenuating circumstances, 100% attendance is expected in all practice placements. It is expected that students unable to fulfill these participation requirements will inform the Unit Convener and their Practice Educator as soon as practical, by telephone or email. Absence from external placement activities must also be reported to the clinical educator and unit convener. Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in failure of the associated assessment piece. Consideration will be given for illness; however evidence such as a medical certificate will be required.
Required IT skills
The use of Canvas, Mahara, InPlace, web-based communication systems (such as Teams, Zoom) and library searching skills and word processing skills are necessary for this unit.
This unit may involve online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UC Learn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room
Students are required to cover the costs of travelling to and from the placement and associated accommodation costs incuring during the placement.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves professional practicum and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports or essays. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities (lectures, practicals etc. if scheduled – see section 3) for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c). If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convener to schedule this unit for a future semester.
UC pre-placement requirements
As part of this unit, students must complete their pre-placement requirements before being able to undertake professional placement. Pre-placement requirements are to be uploaded to InPlace. After these requirements are completed (uploaded to InPlace and verified (green status), students will be allocated to their Professional Placements as required by their course of study. Pre-placement requirements are located at:www.canberra.edu.au/placement Further information can be found in the WIL guidelines
Student who have not met preplacement requirements by the specified due date will not be allocated a placement. This will result in a fail grade for the unit.
Industry mandatory pre-placement requirements
Some practice placement industry partners require students to complete further mandatory pre-placement requirements such as learning packages, prior to the commencing placement. Students will received specific instructions on what Industry mandatory pre-placement requirements are required to be completed and how to upload certificates of completion. A due date will be set by the industry partner. Students are to complete the Industry mandatory pre-placement requirements and submit completion evidence as per the instructions of the specific industry partner by the due date.
Failure to complete mandatory industry partner pre-placement requirements by the due date will result in the practice placement being cancelled. This will result in a fail grade for the unit.